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The Mystery of Polybius Is So Much Better Than We Thought

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0:00 intro
1:09 the story of polybius
2:08 the context of arcades
3:57 gaming hoaxes
4:27 legends evolve over time
5:48 kids experiencing adverse effects
7:05 origin of the name Polybius
7:45 most prominent investigations into Polybius
8:23 the earliest mentions of the urban legend
8:57 descriptions of the gameplay
9:30 the nucleus of the legend
10:33 variety of clues
11:26 rogue synapse and the playable polybius
12:48 kids collapsing in the newspaper
13:23 men in black explained
14:59 recap
15:38 tipoffs and possible motives
16:41 gameplay
19:57 closing thoughts on Polybius
20:55 squarespace ad
21:48 cta

Additional Information
The story of Polybius from Skeptoid
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4362
The Video Game That Doesn't Exist from Ahoy
https://youtu.be/_7X6Yeydgyg
Polybius on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybius
Polybius Square on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybiu...
High Res Splatterhouse TG16 Cover
https://giantbomb.com/images/1300236...
April 1992 EGM article about Shen Long
https://streetfighter.fandom.com/wiki...
Herobrine on Dictionary.com
https://dictionary.com/e/fictionalch...
Herobrine on KnowYourMeme
https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/herobrine
Cache of the first known instance of Polybius on the internet
https://web.archive.org/web/200003032...
Rez HD gameplay by makuchan
https://youtu.be/wff2ouHmazE
Tempest gameplay by Ed C.
https://youtu.be/AMto2HJJSSA
Qix gameplay by Old Classic Retro Gaming
https://youtu.be/EdEOH5O2kCo
Qix poster with pronunciation guide, uploaded by Jeff Gerstmann
https://giantbomb.com/images/1300307...
Killer in the Arcade: The Legend Of Polybius
https://medium.com/@anthonydennis_248...
Alien Crush gampley by LongplayArchive
https://youtu.be/cFQnecMKBoE
Cache of GamePro's website verifying the text of the above
https://web.archive.org/web/200810261...
Rogue Synapse's website
http://roguesynapse.com/
Wonderful Universe of TANG: Nightmares (footage of The Bishop of Battle)
https://youtu.be/Er_A1ESOanc
Brian Mauro who played games too long
https://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...
The original photo of a Polybius cabinet
https://arcademuseum.com/game_detail...

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"Feel the Boogie" by Bassti
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"Soulful" by L'indécis
https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/track/s...

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